Axel Johnson International acquires Swedish distributor of pumps and fluid handling systems Esspump

With the addition of Esspump AB, Axel Johnson International’s business group AxFlow strengthens its sales organization in Sweden and gains important additions to its product portfolio.

AxFlow is one of Europe’s leading distributors of high quality fluid handling equipment and related services for process industries. AxFlow currently has 570 employees, annual sales of 175 MEUR and operations in 27 countries in Europe and in South Africa.

With the acquisition of Esspump, AxFlow strengthens its Swedish sales organization and adds products from a number of important manufacturers of fluid handling equipment to its product portfolio.

The joint application knowledge, experience and thorough business understanding of the combined organization will benefit customers throughout the chemical, mining, water and wastewater, pulp and paper as well as food and pharmaceutical industries.

Esspump AB is acquired from Pomonagruppen, a Swedish family-owned investment company.

For further information, please contact:

Niklas Enmark, CEO and President, Axel Johnson International, +46 (0) 8 453 77 00,

Ole Weiner, President, AxFlow Holdings AB, +46 (0)8 545 476 72,

Åsa Holmgren
Head of Communication, Sustainability and HR
Axel Johnson International is a privately owned industrial group offering development and growth opportunities for aspiring technology businesses. The more than 90 companies that today make up Axel Johnson International are all experts in their respective segments, adding value by improving the efficiency, reliability, quality and safety of industrial operations. Their services range from efficient distribution of industrial products to maintenance, support and customised technical solutions. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Axel Johnson International group of companies has 2,640 employees, annual sales of 7 MEUR and operations in more than 25 countries.


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Axel Johnson International is a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 90 companies in 25 countries, with combined annual sales of EUR 750 million. We drive business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategic niche markets, primarily technical components and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in four business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions and Transport Solutions.